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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and Run Together believe running / jogging is for everyone and is most fun when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself...


Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.


Running is free, you can do it anywhere!


If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running. Couch to 5K is a free nine-week running plan from NHS Change 4 Life especially designed for people who want to work on their fitness levels. Or if you prefer to run with friends RunTogether Leicester-shire & Rutland can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.


Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Jog Derbyshire

Thu, 28 May 2015

Derbyshire Sport's network of jogging groups, based all over Derbyshire, can help you get fitter & be more active by starting to jog regularly.

Couch to 5K

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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Burton Athletics Club

Founded in 1883 we are one of the oldest Athletics clubs in the uk. We have a fantastic team of track and field athletes aswell as middle distance runners and also specialist coaches in all areas

Buzz Derby City Joggers

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Derby Joggers Mackworth

A fun and friendly intermediate group. All welcome!

Mickleover Joggers

Friendly, all abilities Jogging Group. Safe routes around the Mickleover area.
Based at Mickleover Sports Club, Station Road, Mickleover.
We will also be running a Couch to 5k program, this costs £30 per person*

Shelton Striders Running Club

Running club catering for all abilities. Emphasis on friendship, fun and fitness.

Aldercar High School & Community Centre

Aldercar High School and 6th Form Centre is an important resource for all the community, providing an excellent service not only to students, but also to the wider community it serves.

Jog Swanwick

A brand new mixed ability jogging group aimed at helping the community jogging in a fun and social way.

Ilkeston Joggers

Fun and friendly mixed ability jogging group in Ilkeston. Everyone welcome. It's FREE!

Minimum age is 12 years old supervised by an adult and 16 years old unsupervised.

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt is a larger than average Primary School with approximately 400 pupils. We are lucky to have our own purpose built Nursery so that children can learn here from an early age. In main school, there are 2 classes for each year group.

Derby Joggers Alvaston Park

A fun and friendly Jogging Group

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

If you're determined to turn over a new leaf in 2020 – you want to feel healthier and better about yourself or lose a few pounds and make some new friends - then this could be the perfect start.

Alfreton Jog Club (Intermediate)

Alfreton Jog Club (Intermediate)

A slightly longer group with more scenery, more chat from a very experienced and knowledgeable leader, a little more distance and a steady pace (adapted to suit our runners). This isn't a "fast" group so don't be put off but it is a little step up from the earlier session but comes with the same warm welcome. This group is seasonally an off-road group so we recommend trail shoes in the summer.

JDSN Runners (Jog Derbyshire South Normanton)

JDSN Runners (Jog Derbyshire South Normanton)

A friendly and welcoming Jog Group for all abilities.